Alex Morgan as Katy Perry

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ESPN The Magazine, which is ostensibly a sports publication, is publishing a music issue this month. As part of their efforts to bridge the gap between sports and music they have had a number of high profile athletes dress up as their favorite performers. ESPN has released a number of behind the scenes videos and we’ve picked an early favorite. Alex Morgan, star of the US Women’s soccer team, takes a star turn dressed as pop princess Katy Perry, with outstanding results.

For comparison’s sake, here is the Alex Morgan final version:

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And here is the original Katy Perry cover:

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